Ampleforth Abbey, Ampleforth

Ampleforth Abbey is a monastery of Benedictine Monks a mile to the east of Ampleforth, North Yorkshire, England, part of the English Benedictine Congregation. It claims descent from the pre-Reformation community at Westminster Abbey through the last surviving monk from Westminster Sigebert Buckley (c. 1520 - c. 1610). The current Abbot is Fr. Cuthbert Madden, and the Prior is Fr Terence Richardson.HistoryThe Abbey was founded in a house given to Father Anselm Bolton by The Honorable Anne Fairfax, daughter of Charles Gregory Fairfax, 9th Viscount Fairfax of Emley. This house was taken over by Dr. Brewer, President of the Congregation, 30 July 1802. The community, since leaving Dieulouard in Lorraine, where its members had joined with Spanish and Cassinese Benedictines to form the monastery of St Laurence, had been successively at Acton Burnell, Tranmere, Scholes, Vernon Hall, and Parbold Hall, under its superior Dr. Marsh.
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  • I return to Ampleforth Abbey whenever I am in the area, it is such a peaceful place where batteries can be recharged. The Abbey church is a lovely peaceful place to sit and reflect, it is beautiful in...  more »
  • I stayed at Ampleforth for two nights during the retreat weekend. My bedroom was above the Arch with a view to the church and grounds. The room clean, cosy with ensuite, tea making facilities and very...  more »
  • Just spent most of the day at Ampleforth college/Abbey. First called at the visitor centre where a gentleman explained some of the history. Then on to the gift shop followed by the Tea room for lunch,...  more »
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  • Enjoyed our guided tour by a brother of the Abbey. Tours take place weekly on Thursdays at 2.30pm. Free, but donations welcome. The onsite museum is also informative. Pleasant tea rooms (serving the Abbey's own beer and ciders) worth a trip too. Well stocked shop.
  • Very pleasant and interesting - lots to explore and a dainty tea shop.
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  • Beautiful and lush grounds with amazing College and Abbey. Mass on Sunday is a delight every week and the tea rooms are splendid.
  • Very lovely place. Had a chance to attend Easter celebration here, very spiritual.
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